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El Caporal

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
+1 719-276-2001
11:00 - 23:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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95 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose El Caporal based on the reviews! Very pleased to have eaten there! Excellent waiter, Salvador! Delicious flavors! Can't wait to come again!

Thank BadurekL
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Most visitors to Canon City stay on the main drag (US Hwy 50) through town. Diverting to main street (1 block North) reveals a different face of Canon City. El Caporal gave itself away by having the only FULL parking lot of all the restaurants we saw. That's always a good sign. We were actually welcomed by a friendly hostess.... More 

Thank Foodie47Colorado
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter took me out for lunch! Good times! Delicious food! The service is always fast and friendly. I had the taco salad which was yummy! Their chips and salsa are the best!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Canon City, Colorado
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I met a friend for lunch here. I must admit I hadn't been here in several years as the Last time I was disappointed. The place is always clean and pretty quick service. We both had a Macho Burrito and each of us took 1/2 of it home. Very reasonable prices and it is always nice to have salsa and... More 

Thank Iblovinheritage
Salem, Indiana
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Wonderful food, quick, friendly service, made this restaurant five stars to us! We have eaten in Mexican restaurants all over the U.S., and this by far ranked in the top!

1 Thank Cherry S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

There's so many Mexican food restaurants in Canon City that we haven't had a chance to try them all, but this one has quality food in good quantity, and good chips/salsa. Service has been very good as well.

1 Thank Michael B
No. VA
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519 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

While we were in Canon City, we decided to try El Caporal. It was very good! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. I'd certainly recommend it!!

1 Thank mlowder500
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had lunch at this great restaurant today! They could accommodate my wife's dairy and gluten free needs. My Macho burrito was fabulous. The service was great and the food was brought to our table very quickly on warm plates.

2 Thank Ron T
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food Especially the deep fried wrap with chicken Aldo the chips as appetizer and the freshly made chili sauce was awesome

1 Thank Peter T
Canon City, Colorado
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Super good food. Very fast service. Clean restaurant. Did I mention very very very good food. Great price

1 Thank helenbQ2280VH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-3412
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Canon City
  • Phone Number: +1 719-276-2001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?